This is a great festive introduction to making gorgeous designs in fused glass. With Zoe as your guide, you will learn about glass fusing and slumping. You will learn how to cut glass effectively, how to assemble and build up your designs and how to embellish these using additional elements such as colour and wire.
Experiment with a number of festive projects such as snowmen, snowflakes and Christmas trees. Use them as tree hangings and learn to incorporate hanging loops; or create festive coasters, small wall panels or stand alone decorations.
Your day will include a visit to Zoe’s workshop to view the kiln firing process. Once assembled your work will be taken to Zoe’s workshop for firing and can be collected or posted to you.
Please note there will be a material charge of between £15 – £25 payable on the day depending on the quantity of decorations made.
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
All materials and equipment will be provided but if you have any design ideas you like, feel free to bring along.